Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Happy Birthday My Beloved Shelby Hope

Tomorrow you would have been 4 years old. As I sit here with Morgan by my side I am getting a lump in my throat and when I think back to your birth and death I feel like the wind has been knocked out of me a little. When people ask me how many children I have I always tell them that I have had 2 and that you are in heaven with Jesus. I will see you again someday in the blink of an eye. You will always be bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh.

Thank you Jesus for revealing to me that you were not crying over Lazarus when you wept for he was in heaven. You were crying for the Mary's and Martha's of this world who are left to grieve the loss of their loved ones. You weep over us because death was never the way. You set eternity in our hearts. Thank you for my sweet first born even if it seems so distant she will have always been my first child...even if no one remembers but me and You. Thank you for the hope I have in You Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:54-56
54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."[ 55"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

2 Samuel 12:23
23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."

Matthew 19:14
14Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."


Little Steps Of Faith said...

Tears....But lots of love 4 ya girl:)
Will be thinking of you today:)

Heather said...

Praying for you girl! I hope you have a great weekend at the fiesta this weekend. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you ... praying that you will hear from God as he speaks to you and that you would have a great time hanging with all the siestas! Can't wait to hear all about it!

BethAnne said...

Oh my goodness, I am in tears. I am so sorry that you lost her for a while, but prasie God, you will see her again.....wont that be an awesome reunion!

connorcolesmom said...

Oh I get tears thinking of your loss
I will give you an extra BIG hug tomorrow when I see you :)
Can you believe it is TOMORROW!!
I can't wait
Love ya

debra parker said...

loving Shelby...

jennyhope said...

you all are so so sweet!!! love you

lori said...

that was a beautiful post.. I will be saying a prayer for you today

Anonymous said...

Praying for you today!

Can't wait to see you this weekend!

Hope your feeling better!

...and Shawn Mcdonald love him!!!

ocean mommy said...

Oh Jenny. I'm praying for you today. I'll give you a hug on Thursday. :)

love you!

Fran said...

Oh Jenny. I weep with you and I'm rejoicing with you.

I love your heart and I can't wait to see it in action. You are gonna bless me so much.


Bev Brandon said...

I am so out of it---I read the title and wrote Happy Birthday thinking it was Morgan!!!! Then I sent it then read the post----please delete both of these and let me do another one!

Bev Brandon said...

Jen, I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face at the beautiful mother's heart you have for your precious girl Shelby. While I have never walked in your path and your story is dear, I know the loss of not having our children grow up with us here. I'm so sorry. And I hope His Presence and Power will be very real to you as tomorrow dawns. I know it will! You're precious and I can't wait to hug your neck!

Honea Household said...

I read about Lazarus this morning in my quiet time. I am praying for you sweet friend.

Look for me this weekend! I'll be looking for you and would love to meet you and give you a hug! And take a picture for the blog of course! :) Have a safe trip!

twinkle said...

{ H U G }
That's a big hug.
Praying God has ministered to your healing heart.

Gillispie Blog said...

I love you girl, you are on my mind. You are such a blessing to me!

Amanda Bailey Leach said...

I remember, Jenny. And I think of her often. Love you girl!

Be Amazed! said...

It was a pleasure to meet you in SA! You are just precious. Stop on by for a chat sometime. Hope you made it home safe and sound. I am still filled to overflowing. Blessings girl!

Melissa said...

Woman, it was so fun "meeting" you this weekend...even if it was from 100 feet away.

Blessings to you and yours girl.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry, sweet Jenny, that I totally missed Shelby's birthday. I knew it was coming up and well, just know I am praying for you and thinking about you now.

It was so sweet to be able to talk to you while you were in SA with my girl, T! You sound EXACTLY as I knew you would.
Hugs, girl.

He Knows My Name said...

God has given you so much grace, wisdon and love at such an young age. God Bless you dear one. janel

Staceystace said...

Jenny, you are such a blessing! I was so glad we were able to meet up and that we flew home together. Never worry whether or not God is using you as a blessing...He is. =)

Faith said...

Praying for you as you honor and remember your sweet firstborn. So glad to know you will be reunited with her forever one day ... but I know there is still an ache, a loss, now. (The Lord has set eternity in our hearts! We weren't made for this.)

GratefulinGA said...

It was so great to meet you this weekend and hear your heart.

Yes, Jesus wept and He's keeping your Shelby at His side while they all wait for our arrival.
You're doin her proud girl!

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